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12/18/2017 7:44 PM

Kinda curious how those are doing? It seems like there was a lot of hoopla about it when it was first announced, and now there's not even a whisper.

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12/18/2017 7:51 PM

Cause they just started arriving in North America dealers.
Positive reviews.
Overall take away is that they lug amazingly well, but are a little low on power on the low end. Maps may change this. Some people have had problems with leaky oil tanks.

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12/18/2017 8:11 PM

TE300i later...I think as a '19 model.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/18/2017 8:14 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

TE300i later...I think as a '19 model.

I'll have to try one of these!

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12/18/2017 8:19 PM

Spoke to my mechanic who has the KTM injected. He is basically in love with it and had his 16 sorted with a JD kit before.

Pretty tempting!

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12/18/2017 8:20 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

TE300i later...I think as a '19 model.

TX300i for 2019 pretty please??

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/18/2017 11:53 PM

I been on KTM 250 TPI half year. Best 2-stroke I have ever been on. Linear power curve without motor braking.
Lot of talk on offroad forums and not mostly all positive.

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12/19/2017 1:31 AM

Please let there be a 2019 125SXi! I know alot of people will say that it takes away the simplicity and low cost of 125s, but how awesome would it be to have a 125 that runs crisp all day, everywhere, no matter what weather or altitude...

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12/19/2017 1:47 AM

#434 wrote:

Please let there be a 2019 125SXi! I know alot of people will say that it takes away the simplicity and low cost of 125s, but how awesome would it be to have a 125 that runs crisp all day, everywhere, no matter what weather or altitude...

You can have that now. Just fit a Lectron.

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12/19/2017 2:56 AM

#434 wrote:

Please let there be a 2019 125SXi! I know alot of people will say that it takes away the simplicity and low cost of 125s, but how awesome would it be to have a 125 that runs crisp all day, everywhere, no matter what weather or altitude...

144rider wrote:

You can have that now. Just fit a Lectron.

Buying a Lectron costs about the same as adding efi and you don't have the advantages of separate oil and fuel, a much lower fuel consumption and the ability to easily switch mappings. Other than that the Lectron has to be setup too and isn't available in europe..

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12/19/2017 4:57 AM

Lectron doenst have anything against TPI.

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12/19/2017 6:28 AM

Setting up a lectron carb can cause some headaches too..... let’s be honest! Those 300’s. (TPI) Are gonna be harder than get than a factory edition I’m sure.

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12/19/2017 6:56 AM

Is the delay in 300TPI availability due to marketing tactics or production readiness? On the Pulpmx show, Cody Webb seemed to imply that they were still working on the 300TPI but if they got the 250 production ready, I can't imagine it would be that much harder to get the 300 ready as well. Anybody know the story?

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12/19/2017 6:59 AM

I rode both the 250 and 300 on a demo day. I'm not an offroad guy at all so my thoughts aren't that relevant but i liked the 250 way more than the 300.

The 250 felt way lighter and it was easier to ride.

If i would want a bike for the woods/trails the EXC 250 TPI would be the bike to buy.

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12/19/2017 7:06 AM

mx_563 wrote:

Is the delay in 300TPI availability due to marketing tactics or production readiness? On the Pulpmx show, Cody Webb seemed to imply that they were still working on the 300TPI but if they got the 250 production ready, I can't imagine it would be that much harder to get the 300 ready as well. Anybody know the story?

I have no idea but my guess is that the production of them is very limited and the European market is more important for these bikes. Just like the 2018 FE/RE bikes are only for the US market because of the production rule in US racing.

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12/19/2017 7:06 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I rode both the 250 and 300 on a demo day. I'm not an offroad guy at all so my thoughts aren't that relevant but i liked the 250 way more than the 300.

The 250 felt way lighter and it was easier to ride.

If i would want a bike for the woods/trails the EXC 250 TPI would be the bike to buy.

I haven't ridden any TPIs but in the last year I rode a 300xc and a YZ250 and my impression was the same. The 250 was easier to ride. But I'm 220lbs (100kg) and we have some big mountains in my neck of the woods. So the 250 has to endure some serious clutch abuse with my fat ass on it. I'm trying to keep my finger on the pulse and maybe for 2019 I'll pull the trigger. These TPIs are certainly tempting.

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12/19/2017 7:08 AM

mx_563 wrote:

Is the delay in 300TPI availability due to marketing tactics or production readiness? On the Pulpmx show, Cody Webb seemed to imply that they were still working on the 300TPI but if they got the 250 production ready, I can't imagine it would be that much harder to get the 300 ready as well. Anybody know the story?

300 is available in Europe and other markets.
In Europe they needed to meet emissions standards, so there was more motivation to get the TPI bikes out.
Those standards are not the same here so no rush to get the 300TPI out. May as well sell off 18 carb versions for another year in NA

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12/19/2017 7:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2017 7:13 AM

From what I can tell...

The TPI bikes were simply a little late in the production cycle and that caused for lower qty's for '18. In sure there will be earlier/better availability in '19.

I haven't seen or heard of any other models that the Enduro models. I want to make a TC300i.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/19/2017 8:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2017 8:43 AM


1)The tank to hold the twostroke oil breaks/ starts to leak

2)Some don´t get oil at all.... BAD

3) TPI new software upgraded version

4)Bad engine cases : cracks same for the 2017 model

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12/19/2017 8:52 AM

Dirtdemon wrote:
1)The tank to hold the twostroke oil breaks/ starts to leak

2)Some don´t get oil at all.... BAD

3) TPI new software upgraded version

4)Bad engine cases : cracks same for the 2017 model

Wow! How do you know this???

Also...since you are in Sweden....tell me about the Novemberkåsan. I am fascinated. How does it work? Same place every year? Part of a series or stand-alone event?

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12/19/2017 9:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2017 9:55 AM

mx_563 wrote:

Wow! How do you know this???

Also...since you are in Sweden....tell me about the Novemberkåsan. I am fascinated. How does it work? Same place every year? Part of a series or stand-alone event?

Not sure if people actually enjoy that race. Takes some serious skill to even finish it. You'll lap a circuit that is approximately 100km three times, once during daytime and twice during the night. Different place every year.

Take a look yourself and see what it was like this year:

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KX125

12/19/2017 10:24 AM

I want one bad. But I currently have a 300XC and don't know if I would like hopping down to the 250. I might just have to wait til the 300s come out.

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12/19/2017 10:58 AM

I didn't realize it was 3x100km. That's nuts!
I've been watching the Novemberkåsan videos dating back to the late 90s. Fun to watch for sure.
So it's a stand-alone event or part of series?

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12/19/2017 11:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2017 11:34 AM

mx_563 wrote:

I didn't realize it was 3x100km. That's nuts!
I've been watching the Novemberkåsan videos dating back to the late 90s. Fun to watch for sure.
So it's a stand-alone event or part of series?

It's a stand alone event that is held once every year in november (hence the name). Only 18 riders finished the race this year...
The weather really makes it difficult, this was back in 2010:
Photo

I don't know if you have any knowledge about Gotland grand national but that is also a huuuuuuuge race that is held at the end of the year. Mike Brown actually raced it this year. And so did Stefan Everts a few years earlier.
Sorry for hijacking the thread. silly

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KX125

12/19/2017 2:54 PM

I have been on a 300TPI for a few weeks now. I love it, can't fault it at all.

I find a lot of the negatives are coming from either people who have never rode one and are just reading online and regurgitating what they see or people with carb bikes trying to justify why carbs are better.

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12/19/2017 4:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2017 4:18 PM

Dirtdemon wrote:
1)The tank to hold the twostroke oil breaks/ starts to leak

2)Some don´t get oil at all.... BAD

3) TPI new software upgraded version

4)Bad engine cases : cracks same for the 2017 model

I can confirm these points too, the guys I talk to who are in the know keep singing the same song. It's not there yet but very close, hopefully next year they will have it sorted. As for the maps apparently dealers are getting updates almost weekly.

Oh and my blood runs orange. It's all I've owned since 04, just going to wait till next year to upgrade my enduro bike.

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12/19/2017 4:39 PM

#434 wrote:

Please let there be a 2019 125SXi! I know alot of people will say that it takes away the simplicity and low cost of 125s, but how awesome would it be to have a 125 that runs crisp all day, everywhere, no matter what weather or altitude...

Please God no.

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12/19/2017 5:28 PM

Guys.....will we see FI in the TC and SX versions in the near future? Gawd I hope so.....would be the best thing ever for me!

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12/19/2017 5:30 PM

#434 wrote:

Please let there be a 2019 125SXi! I know alot of people will say that it takes away the simplicity and low cost of 125s, but how awesome would it be to have a 125 that runs crisp all day, everywhere, no matter what weather or altitude...

Rockinar wrote:

Please God no.

What? Why?

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

12/19/2017 8:08 PM

Put my name and $ on TE300i today.

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot